2019 NV Legislative Updates – Part 1 – Clarification

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Due to a number of inquiries related to my first post on the 2019 Legislative changes, specifically SB 151, I sought legal counsel for clarification of one of the bill’s provisions. My statement (prior to today’s edit) that a Landlord would have to stop an eviction if the tenant paid rent but not late charges was incorrect. The “old” rules still apply for a pending “non-payment” eviction, regarding what constitutes payment. The Landlord MAY refuse to accept payment unless it includes all rent, “reasonable late fees,” utilities, and/or any security deposit owing.

This is a good time to remind you that, whenever you are in doubt about how laws or regulations are interpreted, you should ALWAYS consult legal counsel, just as I did. It will be interesting to see how the impacts of SB 151 are handled in the courts. Watch closely, I think we’re going to see some very crowded court calendars very soon.

Part 2 of my Legislative Update will be posted in a few days. Thanks for reading!

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